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Start of construction on new $51 million affordable housing development in Peekskill, New York

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 9, 2020
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that 645 Main Street, a new $51 million housing development with 82 energy-efficient apartments, has begun construction in Peekskill, Westchester County, N.Y.
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The new affordable complex is reserved for households earning 40 to 80 percent of the area median income, helping to meet the city's winning Downtown Revitalization Initiative goal of providing a greater array of housing choice.

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The 645 Main Street development is part of Governor Cuomo's unprecedented $20 billion, five-year affordable Housing Plan administered by New York State Homes and Community Renewal.

When complete, 645 Main Street will host 18 one-bedroom apartments, 50 two-bedroom apartments and 14 three-bedroom apartments.

There will be one apartment for the property superintendent.

Amenities for residents include a landscaped courtyard, community room with kitchen, fitness center, laundry room, and an on-site management office.

All apartments will have Energy Star appliances and individually-controlled heat and electric.

The five-story development will be built on a two-acre remediated Brownfield site within Peekskill's DRI area.

It includes a 140-space parking garage that will feature a green roof with underground stormwater infiltration system that will retain surface water onsite to reduce the burden on the municipal system.

Photovoltaic solar panels placed on the roof will offset energy costs.

Other energy efficiency measures will include high-performance building envelope and heating and cooling conditioning systems, and low-flow plumbing fixtures.

Rents are set to be affordable to individuals and households with incomes ranging from 40 to 80 percent or less of the Area Median Income.